The Greater Manchester strategy 'Stronger Together' documents how the Greater Manchester Combined Authority (GMCA) plans to grow Greater Manchester's economy, and ensure all residents benefit from that growth.
Whilst the first part of this ambition is being realised, growth is uneven, and the inequalities between residents are growing. GMCA leaders have been exploring how the city could achieve more 'inclusive economic growth'. In addition, new devolved powers will be acquired in 2017 by GMCA and the newly elected Mayor for Greater Manchester. The strategy is therefore being updated.
All VCSE organisations are strongly encouraged to participate in the first phase of the consultation which is now live, and to contibute your priorities and ideas for creating a more equal and inclusive city region. Please take the time to respond, and encourage your users and members to do the same. GMCVO will be making a response.
You can find out more about the strategy and participate in the consultation by following this link www.greatermanchester-ca.gov.uk/greatermcr.